Skip to content

Howland Island Road Bridge

Howland Island Road Bridge

Howland Island Road Bridge is a closed Parker through truss on Howland Island Road over the Seneca River in Cayuga County, New York.

The Erie Canal was being enlarged to accommodate larger barges powered by engines instead of mules in the early 1900s. 1 A vote in 1903 resulted in the alignment of the canal being shifted in Cayuga County. Instead of flowing through the towns of Weedsport, Port Byron, and Montezuma, the realigned canal would follow the Seneca River. Work began on the relocated canal 1908 and was completed in 1913, which included the construction of a bridge for Howland Island Road.

The Howland Island Road Bridge was rehabilitated in 1952.


  • State: New York
  • Route: Howland Island Road
  • Type: Parker Through Truss
  • Status: Abandoned / Closed
  • Total Length: 410 feet
  • Main Span Length: 158 feet
  • Spans:
  • Deck Width: 15.1 feet


  1. Riley, Mike. “Barge Canal project required major renovations to Cayuga County bridges.” The Citizen [Auburn], 1 Jul. 2013.

Leave a Reply